Ep 170 // ‘Hamilton’

Premiere DateJul 10, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:14 START /// ‘Hamilton’ discussion / first thoughts
09:45 Race, representation, criticism, historical perspective, portrayal vs. endorsement… and ‘Gone With The Wind’
28:22 Tracy Clayton’s critique and Miranda’s response
35:58 Ishmael Reed’s ‘The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda’
41:18 Favorite music and moments / the perspective of the story
52:14 Artistic criticisms
58:24 Final thoughts /// END
62:48 Outro/credits
63:33 Finish.

This week, we have a special full length discussion of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ which was just released on Disney+ last week, allowing more people to see the wildly popular Broadway production than perhaps ever before… while also re-kindling criticisms the show received early in its run about its treatment of slavery — or the lack thereof.

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Episode Credits

  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw
  • Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito
  • Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu
Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…